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Linlithgow Palace

in Linlithgow off the M9 | Sulisker, Boghall, Linlithgow EH49 7GR, Scotland
+44 (0)1506 842 896
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Ranked #2 of 16 attractions in Linlithgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Architectural Buildings
Owner description: The magnificent ruins of Linlithgow Palace are set in a park beside a loch. Most of the Stewart kings lived here and numerous renovations to the... more » Owner description: The magnificent ruins of Linlithgow Palace are set in a park beside a loch. Most of the Stewart kings lived here and numerous renovations to the palace's grand facades and chambers were carried out as each sought to create the ideal modern palace. « less
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Ridgetown
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259 reviews 259 reviews
151 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

What a beautiful palace and what a wonderful location! While this palace was destroyed by fire in the 1700s, it is easily apparent that it was a truly beautiful place in its heyday; in fact s still is. Two volunteer high school girls gave us a wonderful half-hour tour and we were free to wander around on our own. They... More

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Los Angeles, California
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The Linlithgow Palace is a short train ride outside Edinburgh and well worth putting on your 'to do' list when in Scotland. It's the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots, its a fantastic structure of preserved ruins, with amazing hallways and towers, large rooms you can imagine were filled with life at one time, a masterpiece of architecture indeed -... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Well worth the visit. To see it in its heyday would have been awesome! Staff were very friendly and ready/able to answer any questions.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I really do think castle ruins are much more fun to see than intact castles, and Linlithgow was just as fascinating to explore as other ruins I've visited in the past. On the day we came, students were volunteering their time as tour guides, dressed in period clothing. I really enjoyed our tour. After the tour, we wandered around the... More

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Gharb, Malta
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Worth to visit with lovely views especially when one reaches the top of the tower from where to view country side and loch scenery. The castle also offers 30 min tours explaining the castles history.

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ireland
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171 reviews 171 reviews
75 attraction reviews
321 helpful votes 321 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Just wonderful. I'd always wanted to visit this palace of the kings of Scotland and I wasn't disappointed. Even though it's in ruins, there's plenty to see and do. There are plenty of nooks and crannies for the kids (or the big kids) to play in and explore and you can even go right up the top of the palace... More

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Austin, Texas
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7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The palace was easy to get to, costs reasonable and exploring was wonderful. the guidebook gives you the background or you can sign up for a guided tour. Loved it!

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Spent the day in Linlithgow a walk round the loch 2.3 miles easy walking with plenty of seats en-route to sit and admire the palace and local wild-fowl. The visit to the palace was a pleasing experience steeped in Scottish history. The Palace in run by Historic Scotland who also run Edinburgh, Stirling and nearby Blackness castles which all have... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
25 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

At first I thoutght this might be a very 'technical' and boring event, - how wrong I was. It was great to see the 'commitment for perfection' from all involved in puting on this annual event. It was without any doubt an event for ALL ages, from 2-102. To watch the Jousting was 'breathtaking' especially once you realise that the... More

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Nutley, New Jersey
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Certainly Linlithgow Castle is my idea of a castle. A shame it had been left in a shambles. A great castle to visit from Edinburgh.

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